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An Ottumwa teacher is in jail and facing a sexual exploitation charge.

Ottumwa police officers arrested 26-year-old Jose de Jesus Ortiz Junior at Ottumwa High School on Thursday. It followed a call from school administrators claiming Ortiz had an inappropriate relationship with a student. Officials said Ortiz worked as a Spanish teacher.

Ortiz is charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee. He's held in the Wapello County Jail on $5,000 bond.